Gender Feminine
Scripts Εὐλαλία(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. ew-LA-lya(Spanish)
yoo-LAY-lee-ə(English)
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Meaning & History

Derived from Greek εὔλαλος (eulalos) meaning "sweetly-speaking", itself from εὖ (eu) meaning "good" and λαλέω (laleo) meaning "to talk". This was the name of an early 4th-century saint and martyr from Mérida in Spain. Another martyr by this name, living at the same time, is a patron saint of Barcelona. These two saints might be the same person.

Related Names

VariantsOlalla, Olaya(Spanish)
DiminutivesEula, Lalia(English)
Other Languages & CulturesOlaya(Asturian) Eulàlia, Laia(Catalan) Eulalie(French) Olalla(Galician) Eulália(Portuguese) Eulália(Slovak)
Same SpellingEulália, Eulàlia

Popularity

Images

Depiction of Saint Eulalia by Meister von Meßkirch (c. 1540)Depiction of Saint Eulalia by Meister von Meßkirch (c. 1540)

People think this name is

classic   formal   upper class   natural   wholesome   delicate   refined   strange   complex   serious   nerdy  

Name Days

Denmark: February 12
Italy: February 12
Poland: February 12
Spain: February 12
Spain: December 10

Categories

Sources & References

  1. Lexicon of Greek Personal Names, available from https://www.lgpn.ox.ac.uk/publications/vol3a/vol3a_names/v3afe_u.html.

Entry updated April 5, 2022